I tried to call you on Mothers Day but you did not answer. You sent me a text after that, that said you were busy spending time with family. If you ever decide I am worthy of being family, you can always reach me.
Yes, I know I have been silent for a while. Rest, recharge and get through some of what life does.
As I woke recently and had coffee I did some reading to understand a friend. As I read I had to notice how part of their activities are related in a human or psychology way to some I am a part of. This of course brought me around to this post.
First, my friend is a furrie. I did not fully understand what this meant and so, I made effort to learn. As I am part of and familiar with te LGBTQ+, kink, etc. communities I has some hesitation on making assumptions. I thought, is is like a Bear? For those wh do not now a Bear is a subcategory under the gay umbrella. As I did not know, I looked it up in mutiple places, just what is a furrie? Not a Bear, I can say that now with a significant level of confidence. Two articels I read were takes on a decade long research study into furries. The social, psychological and less tagible aspects of furries is not unlike so many commuities that get a horrible take in the media. BDSM for example. Most who have not been exposed or had enought of the correct exposure do not have an understanding of this community and think it is one person beating another or tieing someone up. I can say ths is so far from a good way to describe BSDM is is scarry. Kink is also a misrepresented group as well as numerous others.
I have gained more appreciation for my friend and furries than I had before developing a more accutae and through basis of knowledge. Being a trans woman, kinky and a part of the BDSM community and others I knew this was a likely outcome.
Understandibly, many who are in any of these or numerous others keep a line drawn between parts of their life. Be that work, familiy, friends, etc. I am stuggeling a bit with where that line needs to be for me. As an out trans woman I see how much my life has changed, so much for the better but there are negatives. One downside is learning who is really a meaningful part of my life and who is too challenged with aspects to stick around.
If we are all in a fursuit and do not look at what is used to place judgement on others and we can get to know someone without the barriers of that and just be human, have fun being around others then what is the use and point of all those preconceived assumptions in the first place? I can think of a few and none are good for people at the end of the day.
When I was young I was not a fan of sleeping much, well, beyond waking up to go someplace or do something I had no intrest in anyway. When I gained a few mre years of life and started to see how shitty people can be I changed. I started to sleep more. When I was in middle school I self enforced a bedtime for myself. I remember being out with my family at that time and when I saw my bedtime was aproaching I pushed to go back home. As an adult, many years later I was asked how many hours I sleep a night. My answer was 9 or more in that point in time.
Jump ahead in my history to when I was wanting to come out. My sleep quickly went back to when I was very young. I did get enough but life was just too good to miss in so many wonderful ways. Being I was unable to for numerous reasons come out I went back to my sleep a whole bunch state. Then, once again as I was determined to come out and live life, right back to the shorter sleep patterns. I was too happy and excited to be in the world to waste so much time in dreamland, I could be in a world that I needed so desprately for what is more years than I want to admit I was not part of.
Now, I am out and the crushing weight of this hatful world has me getting sleep drunk to escape the presure and the pain.
When empathy and compassion are reduced to a rarity humanity loses the opportunity for hope at a parallel rate.
When I hear someone say “I don’t understand” or “why would someone”, etc. there is all to often a sense of inwardness and a blatant lack of looking outward. When someone cannot find for whatever reason any understanding in another regardless of how different they may seem, empathy and compassion are failing.
I am one to look out upon the world around me with a curiosity and desire to learn and experience what people have to lend in rich and creative ways. To expand what makes society and people amazing, beautiful and interesting.
This is increasingly an uneasy, to be mild, way to look upon society as the grim and evil are there to be seen along side the contrasting. The balance is off and not just a little from my perspective.
Yesterday was a good day.
I slept some.
A message from someone I have not seen in months caused my phone to vibrate.
I was able to stay away from news.
Today is a good day.
I slept some.
I went to my job so I can not be so far behind in my bills.
today was exposure to news.
Bad news of where this country and society is.
Today was a good day.
I am still alive.
I might get some sleep.
The song by Garbage “Beloved Freak” came up and I need to hear this. While there are many songs by them that have lyrics and a sound that resonate with me, this is just what today was best to hear early on.
First a link to the Garbage YouTube video on this.
I did not see an official video, but here is one I quickly located.
Why not a couple photos?
For me, as I can only really speak for myself.
Being trans is not about what I look like, though there are many occasions I do want to look the best I can.
Every detail of my body or my appearance is not the or a goal.
What it is most importantly is how I am perceived and treated.
There is a social component to the way I look I am well aware of this, but it is a means not a top priority.
The way I interact and others do so with me is the real need I have, the rest falls behind this.
I am going to put a few things here before I say anything on my thoughts. Let these sink in just a bit if you can.
Now, please do some searching on research on your own but do remember that 10 minutes, an hour or days of searching does not make one an expert. I do suggest educating yourself and research is not a mute point.
Based on the arguments against Transgender people and drag-queens the case could be made that children should not be allowed in church and the anti-trans laws need to be adopted for the church as well.
The evidence I am able to see and find is overwhelmingly more children are hurt and abused in a church setting than in the presence of a transgender person or drag-queen even if you look at the numbers based on population percentage. This still does not justify a religious attack on anyone.
Don’t throw stones if you live in a glass house.
When has there been a attack by the transgender community in such a fashion on religion beyond people of every gender and orientation not wanting to be forced into religion. Let people be, period.
I could go on but why? Think for yourself and not simply adopt what you are told is truth, not even the so called news should be blindly trusted.
Question everything, but be constructive as you do wherever possible.
Part 2 of unknown.